Parents' Guide to

NHL 14

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

This year's fun hockey sim shows a more aggressive game.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

It should be 8 and older!

I see kids that are 6 who play this game! It is a very fun and well made game, beautiful graphics!! :)

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 8+

It really captures hockey in it´s true form!

I think it´s an awesome game for kids that like sports games. There is the possibility of fighting on the ice rink but there´s no blood or anything. The graphics have improved sinse the last NHL game! You can now tell what player he is from the face behind the mask. I recomend it for real hockey fans but if you don´t really like hockey don´t buy it! It´s not worth 50 USD unless your a real hockey lover.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

As with most annual sports games, it's tough to see a major difference every year. Unless you're a huge fan of the franchise and want the latest team rosters and new features, you might want to wait every 2 or 3 years before buying into a new NHL game to really see major changes. This year's version is it's a faster and more aggressive game and the controls have been tweaked to offer greater dexterity and movement (for example, the left stick and one button lets you easily deke opponents). While it's a great idea, the NHL 94 Anniversary mode isn't as much fun to play despite the old-school graphics, 16-bit sounds, and faster gameplay. Overall, NHL 14 isn't a bad hockey game at all -- in fact, it's fun, good looking, and has a number of solo and multiplayer modes -- but it's just not very different than last year's game, despite the marketing efforts to convince you otherwise.

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